Last night, after I made my super simple and yummy frittata with squash I grew in my garden, I was putting away the leftovers and encountered this drawer - not too shabby and not too bad for a food storage drawer (I have been merciless about cleaning stuff out...) but it still needed help.
The bin on the right had twice as many lids as there are containers and those 3 tall jars in the back? I also have 3 empty ones in a cabinet.
So I decided to strike while the iron is hot .
When I come across something like this - a drawer that won't close because it's full of crap, or I pull a pen out of the "junk drawer" and it's dry, or a pencil with broken lead, or an eraser that is so old it's hard and just smears the paper...I take advantage of my frustration and clean it out.
In this case, I took out all the lids and matched them to what was in the drawer and tossed what didn't have a mate. I also recycled the glass jars (after confirming I had the 3 in the cabinet...I'll get to that mess soon enough!)
This is what I was left with:
A little bit better, and it only took a couple of minutes!
Next time you open a cabinet or drawer and think to yourself, "What is all this crap? I gotta go through this one day!" Take a minute or two and jettison what you can! Go for the low-hanging fruit!
Small steps, Sister Rebel, small steps!